All posts tagged: king street

La Veen on King Revisit

La Veen on King is one of those cafes we absolutely loved when we first visited and have been meaning to get back to for some time. We love that they pair interesting and unique meals with brilliant coffee and our expectations were high! We placed our orders and the counter, starting with a couple of lattes. They were just as we had hoped, delicious, creamy and full of flavour, La Veen really know how to nail great coffee! Our first dish was jamon Serrano with poached eggs and rosti. This was a more recognizable version from that we tried at Metrio and probably more traditional. Jamon Serrano is a favourite ingredient at Le Veen, and we really enjoy it’s crispness and flavour. The slow poached eggs were well cooked and the dish as a whole was very enjoyable. These waffles have done the rounds of Instagram and it’s no surprise. They are pretty as a picture, the berry just shines through and it’s obvious a lot of effort has gone into their plating. The …

Uncle Joe’s Mess Hall

We’ve had a mixed history with Uncle Joes Mess Hall. Mostly because we tried to visit soon after it opened and were faced with closed doors. This time however it was definitely open and we finally got to taste their much heralded breakfasts in the CBD crowd. Uncle Joes also doubles as a barber shop, and it was no surprise that you’ll see plenty of hipster haircuts drifting from the barber shop into the cafe. There’s also the corporate crowd, bringing wide eyed co-workers to the wondrous place, and picking up coffees for the entire office. Uncle Joes has a far reaching reputation for their brew in the CBD. The atmosphere is a bit quirky, but still comfortable with plenty of tables scattered around the large cafe with a view to the sweeping counter to the side. Our lattes met our expectations. It was undeniably specialty coffee, with interesting flavour and a nice creaminess. The menu at Uncle Joes Mess Hall is quite American, and there’s some diner style favourites and unusual flavours to chose …

Etro Cafe and Bistro King St

You’ll find Etro on King Street, between Murray and Hay and close to Wolf lane. We had been to Etro some time ago, but weren’t impressed. It seems Urbanspoon wasn’t either, but we decided to give it another go as they’ve done a revamp since then and we’d really great things about their all day breakfast/lunch menu. The interior of cafe is spacious and inviting, while outside the tables and chairs are placed on fake lawn giving the whole cafe a more hipster vibe. We went for lunch, a change from our usual breakfasting, and though they did have an all day menu we both went for lunch dishes. The steak sandwich we ordered was very good quality. The steak was well cooked and juicy, while the chips were crisp and crunchy. A well done version of the pub classic, and since Etro is licensed we got to eat it while enjoying a refreshing cider. The Porky pig immediately caught my eye and I just had to try it! It was an Asian inspired salad, …